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Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
. they are studying the evolution of specialization as they uncover details of ancient economies around the world. in the maya city of copan, a jeweler fashioned rare shell and jade for his powerful lord. in mexico, living artisans echo the economy of a vanished civilization. and in teotihuacan, evidence of mass production has now been unearthed. tiny faces of clay reflect the men and women who made them a thousand years ago. on the other side of the world, in the ancient roman city of ostia, huge merchant ships were part of an economy much like our own. and today, the tanners of morocco still practice their ancient craft, living proof that economies have evolved out of the past. everyone who has ever lived has been part of an economic system. iel bote pesos! economic systems are simply the ways people produce, distribute and consume things -- everything and anything, from tortillas to stocks and bonds. for 10,000, 10,000 an eighth. today, as in the past, economic systems lie at the heart of how a society is organized. archaeologists search for these systems because they believe econ
Feb 21, 2013 6:00pm EST
, or with the rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special- interest tax loopholes that only benefit the few wealthiest and tax corporations. he likes the word of the month of washington is sequestration -- automatic $85 billion in spending cuts slated to take effect on march 1 unless congress reaches a deal. what will that mean? butt bring war to campus that is the message at university opposing the pentagon funding of the proposed new research center on campus to train special operations forces in interview techniques. first, we speak to sharif abdel kouddous just back from bahrain, or the u.s.-backed monarchy continues to crack down on pro- democracy activists. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. republican senator lindsey graham has revealed he says the death toll in u.s. drone war overseas. at a speech in south carolina wednesday night, he said -- his comments mark the first time a u.s. official has offered a figure for those killed in nearly a decade of u
Feb 20, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. there will hurt our economy and add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment rolls. now republicans face a simple choice. are they willing to compromise to protect a vital investments in education and health care and national security and all the jobs that depend on them, or with a rather put hundreds of thousands of jobs and our entire economy at risk just to protect a few special interest tax loopholes that benefit only the wealthiest americans and biggest corporations? >> an analysis from the economic group macro economic advisers warned on tuesday the sequester will slow economic growth by more than half a percentage point and result in the loss of 700,000 jobs. the supreme court has agreed to take up what is been described as the most pivotal campaign finance case since the landmark citizens united decision of 2012 -- 10. on tuesday, the court i hearagro the challenge of a republican activist who wants to lift the cap on individual donations to candidates, political parties, and political action committees. the activist ha
Feb 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
, suggesting money intended to create jobs and shore up the economy had been misused or lost three had one of the key websites to report this was mexico -- which is almost entirely funded by donorstrust. >> take a look to this map. the government is claiming jobs created in nine oklahoma congressional districts -- the problem is, there are only 538 districts in iowa, but there are only five. eight districts in connecticut, but there are only five. as you point out, bill, the government claims 17,544 jobs created or saved in six congressional districts -- there is only one congressional district in puerto rico. >> i don't know if we should be laughing or crying. 99 congressional districts in puerto rico alone. good lord. >> yes, yes, yes, please raise your eyebrows. it is very bad, very unreliable statistics. it really undermines all these claims of job creation from stimulus. >> that fox news report was based on a report by new mexico, one of the some called watchdog organizations funded by donors trust. john dunbar, your response? >> i think the implication of th
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the rice industry annually contributes more than $1 billion to the state's economy. and farmers here produce about 2 million tons of it each year. and here in merced county, rice isn't just a crop. it's actually a lifelong tradition for one farming family who's proving the adage "what's old is indeed new again." but to see how truly successful the story of koda farms is today, you really have to first look at the past. the farm was started by keisaburo koda back in 1928. you see, he had moved to the united states and had always longed of having his own farm. but then after world war ii broke out his dreams were dashed when he and his family were ordered to an internment camp in colorado and his new farm was left to strangers. >> but for my grandfather, he had to entrust the farm with people that he really hardly knew. and so when he moved back to the west coast, most of the land hand been sold off. he had lost his farm and his mill. and so his 2 sons had to rebuild the farm. >> and his 2 sons, edward and william did just that. they restored the farm to its original glory and managed
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